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UCLA at Washington game thread, preview

Post by Christian Caple on March 6, 2014 at 5:24 pm with No Comments »
March 6, 2014 5:24 pm

As always, you can follow tonight’s game between Washington and UCLA (6 p.m., ESPN2) on our game thread below. And below that is our game preview box.

UCLA (22-7, 11-5 in Pac-12) at Washington (16-13, 8-8)

6 p.m., Hec Edmundson Pavilion, Seattle

TV: ESPN2. Radio: 950-AM.

All-time series: UCLA leads the series 94-40.

Projected starters

Statistics for 2013-14 unless otherwise noted

UCLA

Player Pos Ht PPG RPG APG FG% FT%

Jordan Adams G 6-5 17.4 5.5 2.3 47.0 83.8

Norman Powell G 6-4 11.2 3.0 1.8 54.0 74.4

Kyle Anderson G/F 6-9 14.9 8.6 6.8 49.0 75.2

David Wear F 6-10 6.8 3.9 0.7 49.7 81.8

Travis Wear F 6-10 6.9 3.3 1.2 50.0 85.2

Washington

Player Pos Ht PPG RPG APG FG% FT%

Nigel Williams-Goss G 6-3 13.4 4.4 4.1 47.0 70.7

Andrew Andrews G 6-2 12.2 4.0 2.7 37.2 79.1

C.J. Wilcox G 6-5 18.2 3.6 2.6 46.0 85.4

Desmond Simmons F 6-7 5.1 4.4 0.6 44.2 76.5

Shawn Kemp F 6-9 4.3 1.8 0.1 56.4 69.2

Scouting report: It’s the penultimate game of UW’s regular-season schedule, yet it’s the first time the Huskies will play the Bruins this season. So it goes with the Pac-12’s unbalanced schedule. UCLA has won just once in Seattle since 2004 (that lone victory was last season). The Bruins have enough size to disrupt anyone, but UW’s undersized roster might have even more trouble defending – and rebounding – against UCLA than most teams. Kyle Anderson, a 6-foot-9 star who can handle the ball as well as most point guards, presents a particularly difficult matchup. Anderson and Jordan Adams were each suspended last week against Oregon for violating team rules, but each returned for UCLA’s victory over OregonState. … Nigel Williams-Goss and Andrew Andrews have played especially well lately for the Huskies. Williams-Goss had double-doubles in each of UW’s last two games (14 points, 10 assists at OSU; 17 points, 12 rebounds vs. WSU), and Andrews is averaging 16.8 points and 8 rebounds over UW’s last four games. … UCLA freshman Zach LaVine, who averages 10.7 points per game, is a native of Bothell and considered attending UW before signing with the Bruins.

Christian Caple can be reached at christian.caple@thenewstribune.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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